Here's a sampling of notable vehicles unveiled last week at the Geneva auto show.
Vehicle type: Coupe-styled 4-door sedan
Seats: 5; kid-sized middle back seat
Base engine: 3.0-liter I-6
On sale: June in Europe, summer in U.S.
Base price: $76,895, including shipping
What's cool: Elegant sportiness for affluent grown-ups; even the roof is leather.
Vehicle type: 4-door small wagon
Base engine: 1.4-liter I-4
On sale: 4th quarter in Europe, spring 2013 in U.S.
Base price: Not announced
What's cool: Portable espresso machine
Engine: Twin-turbocharged 6-liter V-12
What's cool: All-wheel drive and 23-inch alloy wheels plus 2-piece tailgate with bench seats, picnic hampers and awning; production version could offer hybrid drivetrain.
Will it be built? Bentley hasn't made a final decision, but CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer said the EXP 9 F is "clearly on the way."
Engine: Hybrid with 1-liter 3-cylinder engine
What's cool: Gull-wing doors and plug-in hybrid powertrain similar to the Chevrolet Volt's; the 1-liter engine charges a lithium ion battery, which powers the wheels; a floating instrument cluster responds to hand motions.
Will it be built? Probably not, but some features could find their way into production vehicles; exterior styling hints at what's in store for Hyundai's future line.
Engine: Hybrid with 2.0-liter I-4
What's cool: Attractive side-body sculpting and aggressive front fender line
Will it be built? Previews crossover larger than Juke for Europe; difficult to see how it would fit into the U.S. lineup.
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